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    December 28, 2012
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>> (male announcer): live from the bay area this is the kron 4 morning news. >> kron 4 news at 4 a.m. starts now, too. good morning everyone r.e.m. anny hong. we are tracking a storm that could potentially bring some areas to rain. erica has a look at our forecast. >> good morning erica. >> good morning anny. as of right now we are taking accoun this is a look. this is t tam cam here it is a cold start to the morning. 364 napa and vallejo. remember
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these are not the coldest temperatures numbers of the morning. they will continue to drop as we approach sunrise. >> here is a look at your satellite and radar. we do have a mini storm sitting offshore. it is making its way to northern california. i have been looking at the latest models. there is some disagreement. yesterday's models were showing widespread rain and then that would spread from north to south however, these latest models did not indicate that their future cast 4 dick's by 8:00 a.m. mostly cloudy conditions. set the clock into motion. green on your screen. this is offshore. as we set the clock into motion by 9:00 p.m.. he was a the yellow and green remains on the screen. mesolite rai for the coast linemaybe some light rain for the coast line. by the 8:00
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a.m. hour we could see light rain around san jose and mountain view. it depends on where you're located. east bay interior valleys may not see any rain at all. in terms of afternoon highs 54 vallejo. 514 concord. for antioch some spots. fairfield may not even reach the fifties. 53 in hayward. the same for fremont. 52 in livermore. >> your kron 4 7 day around the bay forecast shows once the many storm is out of our hair sunny conditions. temperatures are a bit warmer. we should be dry as we enter 2013. another chance for potential showers wednesday into thursday. >> we will continue to monitor your forecast. >> it is quite in the traffic center. the approach to the bay bridge toll plaza no problem delays. traffic moving well from of the approaches of the incline and across the upper
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deck. >> the san mateo bridge, no problems. it is quiet for those of you getting to foster city. >> south bound 101 is problem free for all of you coming out the north bay. no accidents. maybe areas of dense fog. the drive is 22 minutes out of novato into the city. >> thank you erica. >> an 18 year old man is in critical condition this morning after being shot several times at the pittsburgh bay. bart station. >> this was a scene in the parking lot or the shooting happened. police received reports of the shooting as before 7:00 last night. the victim was transported to john muir medical center with life-threatening injuries that needed surgery. >> police have not yet located the gunman. >> service was stopped last tie for about 45 minutes office make sure the shooter was not getting away on the bart train. >> bart trains also held in
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concord at reports of a man with a gun at the station. >> the police acted because ms. delays last night on the pittsburgh bay. live in both the san francisco and pittsburgh directions. >> this report for unrelated to the earlier shooting at the pittsburgh station. service is expected to run regularly to day. >> police shooting in cam count back here in the bay area. please convey. are continuing to investigate a car crash involving a known police role e. >> police say all started with officers tried to pull them over during a traffic stop. >> that is when they say he took off and ran his car into a sense. >> video from sky 7 h d
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shows the aftermath of the residential neighborhood. office or continue to search for the man no one was injured in the accident. >> a stretch of northbound highway 880 in milpitas is now reopened after most a car crash left two people critically injured early this morning. >> all lanes were completely shut down and falling accident on the tasman drive. the crash involved real for cars and were reported just after midnight. >> president obama in congress are looking to keep automatic spending freezes from kicking in a pain has the stor\ed paine has the story >> nancy pelosi, which mcconnell, and john boe
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hner have four days to reach agreement or spending cuts would take effect. >> both sides are involved in a high-stakes political blame game. >> we are here in washington working. the members of house of represented or out watching movies, and watching the kids play soccer, basketball, and doing all kinds of things. they should be here. >> i told president i will be happy to look at what ever he proposes. a hard deadline. as i said this is the conversation we should of had to go. >> democrats want to extend the bush era tax cuts to everyone except those americans making $250,000 or more per year. republicans remain against any tax increases. >> most americans just wasn't begun. >> people are tired.
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>> islamic not reach a deal by january 1st many economists are concerned it could lead to another recession. >> ibm ed paine reporting. >> and other nationals former president george h. w. bush is still in intensive care at houston hospital this morning dealing with the stubborn fever. >> the former president's family is confident that he will be out of the i see you soon. >> the former president's chief of staff said supporters a note yesterday including this " he would ask me to tell you to please put the cards back in the closet in cold. >> the 88 year-old has been an apostle for the month, after first coming down with bronchitis. >> coming up on the kron 4 morning news amazon setting records of holiday season. >> amazon is customermore when k
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welcome back. the time is
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4:09. >> amazon is announce this year's holiday sales are at their biggest ever. >> consumers purchased three of six items for second on their peak day this season. >> amazon says customers order 26 and half million items on cyber monday, that is a new record for the online retailer. >> and sunset another record on christmas day for digital download. >> the candle contains the as-continues to dominate the websites best seller with the kindle fire, a to the tablets leading the way. >> a. new pew research study reveals that more americans are reading the books and their books. >> the survey found that the percentage of americans age 16 and older read the books are 7% this year. >> readers of paper books, of the other hand, dropped 5% this year in overall
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people reading books of any kind fell 3% this year. >> more people are calling and a book of advice or tablet of any kind increasing 50 percent of its third of the american public. >> and new study finds half of all americans are still holding onto their lead line. >> the centers for disease control says of the more than 20,000 households interviewed in the past half of 2012. >> just over half used wireless phones for nearly all fall off. >> that's less than a 2 percent increase compared to the same time last year. >> have a small increase? while younger people are adopting wireless phone, older folks are hanging on to their land lines. >> only a quarter of those aged 45 to 64 were totally wireless. the number drops to a tent for those above age 64. the rest of the study can be found on the cbc website. >> burger king is trying
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once again to win over tastebuds in france, after a 15 year absence from the country. in the world open a branch at the more silas' airport over the weekend. >> bringing it in another chance the market average closed nearly 40 locations in france in 1997 cells were poor. >> it is also planning a second location in the country in 2013. >> a slight increase in brighgas prices. >> the average price for a gallon of gas regular gas is $3.62 in san francisco. >> in san jose $3.53. and $3.52. in oakland. the average across california
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$3.54. >> and a reminder of the bay area favorite way bring in new year is always with kron 4. the biggest partisan spectacular fireworks will be on kron for new year's live show. it's hosted by catherine heenan and gary radnich . kron fours news live start at 1130 on new year's eve.
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>> welcome back the time is 4:14. >> there is plenty of snow off to the side in the lake tahoe area. resort are reporting lots of fresh powder. we are talking feet of fresh powder. and outlets and by three has also been downgraded from and several to moderate. >> i wish i could go there this weekend. the conditions are amazing. i would be careful though. to get a live look at the bay area from our roof in san
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francisco. the san mateo bridge on the right a quiet start to the morning. more on our weather and traffic. here is our lovely erica. >> happy friday. take a look outside at the golden gate bridge. we do have areas of dense fog. will see an increase in cloud covered throughout the course of the day. that is all in advance of the next four system headed our way. rain could begin in the north bay later this afternoon. as we get into the evening hours of the rain chance is continue however, it is certainly possible that some spots in the bay area will not see any rain fall. >> years satellite and radar picture. you consider more stress sitting offshore. it is associated with a lot of clouds. that was driven to the bay area. this system is going to start to slow down before it reaches the bay area. >> as we take a look at future cast 4 set up for a
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a.m.. it looks impressive off the coast. it breaks apart as we head into the afternoon. it looks like the chances are probably likely later tonight. 7:00 p.m.. a friday night a lot of you have outdoor plants. we could see light rain for the north bay and the coast. again it is completely possible that we will not see any rain for our east bay interior valleys. the rain could pick up and go more widespread as we head into the overnight hours. this model shows we will start to dry things out waking up saturday morning. not a lot of moisture associated with the system. a half inch of rain possible. some spots may not even make it into the 50s today. fairfield at 49. 50 in vallejo. oakland at 54. 53 expected in hayward.
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>> your kron 4 7 day around the bay forecast shows want this many system is out of our hair we should see mostly sunny skies. temperatures climbing slightly. it should be a dry one as we ring in 2013. >> will continue to fine- tune your extended forecast. >> in the traffic center it is quiet. no problem for delays. a couple of people heading back to work if you are taking the bay bridge you will not be any problems. for the west on a trip out of oakland to the city. >> in the san mateo bridge we're seeing the typical white of traffic in the west bound directiontraffic in the wd direction. >> the golden gate, south bound 101 no accidents to report. >> a quick check of peninsula traffic speed or over 50 mi. per hour. anny.
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>> in local moves fairfield police are investigating two robberies that took place 11 minutes apart. >> police releasing severansurveillance video of the robberies hoping to get the public's help. >> here is video from the december 23rd. >> police said the santa unidentified suspect probably all gas station on north texas street shortly after robbing the seven eleven store on a fixed price. >> one of the suspect held across all for handgun as they both grab money from the cash registers. >> both suspects left on foot. >> a state appeals court has reversed a jury's decision to commit especially violent predator mental hospital, safe a san jose prosecutor engaged in serious misconduct.
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>> the opinion clanked santa clara county chief assistant attorney jay boyarsky at the proper questions and made improper are you mr. in the civil trial to commit man. >> the man pleaded guilty in 1994 to sodomy with a minor under 14 among other charges. >> he was sentenced to nearly 18 years in prison, but prosecutors sought to commit him to coalinga state hospital up on his release. >> the bay city attorney's office is coordinating a state wide of rage effort to notify customers were eligible for refunds that must be claimed during a three month period between now and march 28th. >> the international
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maritime organization has approved a plan to change a route that cargo ships use to enter san francisco back. >> the goal is to reduce collisions between large vessels and wales. >> kron fours charles clifford has details. >> migrating whales, such as humpbacks, often faster the waters of california's coast. far too often, these large creatures alive with cargo ships, killing or severely injuring wales. >> but under plan developed by the national oceanic and atmospheric administration, an out approved by the international maritime organization, a car oceans will be required to travel through narrow shipping lanes in an effort to avoid these deadly collisions. the changes involve shipping lanes at the port of laws and laws of long beach, as well as the approach to san francisco bay. >> earth view of san
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francisco looking across the city. currently in the cargo ship that enters or x's san francisco bay has use of these free shipping lanes, seen here in red. but under the newly approved plan, these late will be reconfigured. the new routes will no longer--will be long or an hour. the idea is to restrictions to a smaller area when they passed through no will feeding grounds. >> the new shipping lines go into effect in 2013. >> and san francisco charles clifford kron 4 news. >> residents in antioch have band together to raise money to rebuild a parked ruin by arsonist. >> this is what the antioch parked toddler what looks like after arsonists set fire to back in september. >> of the past three months, the group take back in
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antioch help raise $25,000. >> if the community has produced a 500 assemblyman jim frazier donated 2000 and pg&e and the remaining $14,500 to to start repairs. >> will result in to break ground in about three months, once spring is here. >> a live look outside on this early friday morning james lick freeway you can see no problems at this really hour and traffic. more on your traffic at your weather a little bit later.
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welcome back. the time is 4:25. >> in national news, police in new york are searching for a woman is a push the man to his death on a subway platform. >> witnesses said a woman was talking to herself in pacing of the seven train platform in queens. >> they say she pushed a man
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of to the tracks as the train pulled into the station and then she ran away. >> police say the man was struck by the first card pinned down by the second. they're not identify the victim had been out cameras in the neighbor to find the video of the woman. >> retired general norman schwarzkorf has died. >> gained national attention in 1991 when he led operation desert storm. >> which liberated kuwait but after the iraq invasion. >> his sister city died of complications from pneumonia. he noticed foreman norman r. taught to tampa after serving as commander-in-chief of u.s. central command. he was 78 years old. >> secretaries day hillary
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clinton is heading back to work next week. clinton's been working from home while recovering from a concussion she suffered after fainting while fighting a stomach virus. >> her return to the state farm is likely to be good news for capitol hill. clinton will testify next move for the congressional committee of the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> genetics and 20 the investigation is the sandy hook elementary school shooting massacre. >> the state medical examiner would do a complete analysis of government-that the gunman as dna. they're not looking for anything specific in the analysis and it is on likely they will find genetic clue into lanes as motive behind the shooting. >> genetics said they're genetic component to mental illness but there are many genes involved, not just a single gene or mutation. results of the dna analysis are not expected for several
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weeks. >> here is a live look outside at this and tell bridge coming up on kron 4 morning news a new addition to the oakland police department to help reduce crime and we will tell you governor brown is appointed to bay area superior court next.
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welcome back. the timing is 4:30. . we're taking a look from mount tam. >> we could possibly see a storm bring rain. erica has the latest on our forecast. the models or potentially making a change on that. >> good morning anny. would this still see light rain for sonoma county. potentially the coastline as well. it is certainly possible that some of our east bay interior valleys will not see any rain. we do have rain on the way later today. everyone however, is wondering about those numbers. is a cold start to the morning. 344 santa rosa. 36 in napa and vallejo. mid '30's for fairfield. 38 in antioch. 44 in san
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francisco. and 38 in san mateo. is called the yesterday's we will see an increase in cloud cover throughout the course of the day. >> satellite and radar shows the many system for the moisture is sitting offshore for now. the system starts to slow down as it approaches the area. then it will report. yesterday's models showed a clearly defined ban of rain pushed from north to south however, today's model is not showing that. a lot of moisture stays off shore. >> futurecast 4 setup 4:08 a.m. and will not see much just mostly cloudy conditions. we are dry. no worries for your morning commute. as we set the clock into motion 3:00 p.m. we start to see green on the screen however, that is sitting offshore. we could pick up a chance as we head into the evening hours. 9:00 p.m. start to see light rain across coast. moderate to heavy stuff not hitting land. we have the potential
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for a pop of, hit or miss shower. that is unlikely in the over not ours. most of us will be sleeping. as we wake up saturday morning a light rain for the south bay. not much of moisture associated with this system. in terms of your afternoon highs. a bit cooler than yesterday's. not so evident in the south bay. 534 fremont and sunnyvale. fairfield and afternoon high of 49. 51 for concord. 52 expected in san leandro. mostly cloudy skies today 51 for santa rosa in petaluma. richmond at 52 degrees. we could see light rain as you wake up tomorrow. we had a high surf advisories for the coast. >> generally dry weather we could see a pop of shower monday afternoon. tuesday
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looks good. rain could return to the forecast as we head into next wednesday. >> your kron 4 7 day around the bay forecast shows to prepare for cold mornings. sunshine in the afternoon temperatures a bit warmer. the next good rain chance is wednesday night into thursday. again, that is a ways away. we will continue to fine-tune your forecast. >> in the traffic center it is quiet no hot spots. if you are heading to the bay bridge you have a little bit of company. no major delays from any of the approaches. the metering lights are off and we are seeing top speeds into the city. >> the san mateo bridge traffic has increased in the west bound direction. the tell light out towards of the city. i have checked the maps no delays at the 10192 interchange. southbound 101 is problem free. as a lot of space between cars.
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visibility is good on the span and now. i checked with weather maps we have locally dense fog for those of you coming out of novato around the 1 1/137 interchange. >> the time is4:33. san francisco's many service hitting a major milestone today and it means you can get a free ride. >> to get you more news faster let us turn to kron 4 solo reporter mike pelton. he is live at the intersection of church and eboce. >> it began on december 28th 1912. the first publicly known land-based transit agency. many turns 100 clear. riders will see a free ride on all muni platforms. it is all free. it begins at 5:00 a.m.. the program run
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until 5 tomorrow morning. you have 24 hours to see what muni is about if you have not wrote it before. you can save a couple of dollars today. about 200 million people ride muni each year. back to you. >> thank you mike. joining us live. >> in other bay area news oakland officials bringing in william bratton to help turn around the oakland police department. he is being brought in as a consultant to help reduce and violent crime in the city. >> he has had a loss angeles and new york city police department. his role will be separate from the police compliance director will be named soon. >> his crime reduction plan will include reviewing over as prime tracking technology and recommending ways to build trust with residence. is expected to meet with city officials, officers and
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community members. >> authorities have identified all of suspect shot and killed by police officers and walnut creek apartment building as a 20 tear your old man. >> we brought you this story lie to you from the kron 4 morning and just today at the scene. >> officers responded to a 911 call in which someone was screaming in the background. >> police said they were forced to fired at anthony banita jr who was pronounced dead at the scene. >> they have not released any other details about the confrontation. there were no others uinjuries. and authorities are not looking for any other suspects. >> 1 stays in the of dying
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of a drug overdose some of her patients that-a south bay dr. face involuntary manslaughter in drug charges allegedly running a pill will out for clinic. despising 13 felony counts in connection with illegally prescribing powerful prescription drugs like toxic cotton. >> and 11 year-old boy from daly city killed christmas night in a car crash in southern californithe time now d live look of south jossan jose.n we come back we'll take a look at weather and traffic and more news headlines.
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>> u.s. officials say the u.s. investor and about 40 others have been flown out. the president of the central african republic called on france and other powers to help his government send off the rebels.
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>> french officials have declined to offer any military help. >> police say an autopsy showed the government of pill to you new york firefighters died of a self- inflicted gunshot is head. >> autopsies show one of the firefighters died of a single shot, and the other died of two shots. 62 year- old william spengler said his home and car on fire on christmas eve morning. >> he then opened fire on the first two firefighters to arrive on scene. this is video from the same. >> the body found inside his home had not been identified. >> please leave it was a sister. >> the government also wanted to of the firefighters and often a police officer. >> he formerly served as a
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wise lieutenant governor and his eight former why a democratic chairman. hawi iss governor said he was best serve to build congressional authority. >> a labor dispute is based on at an expiring contract and the longshoremen association and the u.s. maritime line. >> the labor dispute is based on an aspiring contract in the international longshoremen's association and the u.s. maritime alliance. >> the ports involved in the dispute transform more than 100 million t of goods every year. >> about 4% of the nation's cargo traffic. >> the walkout cost the economy billions of dollars and would affect ports from new york city to houston. >> coming up on the kron
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fours morning news severe winter weather across the country could affect travel this weekend and we will tell you about apps to make the trip a little easier. >> and here is a live look outside the james lick freeway.
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>> welcome back. if you are packing up and heading out of the town this weekend it to be a bumpy ride. >> winter weather is to rent into holiday travel plans in many parts of the country this week. >> kadrin caifa shows us some apps to help it with a travel a little smoother. >> unfortunately we cannot dial up modem nature. apple, enjoy, and travel nerd help navigate unfamiliar airports. they mapped out a amenities' close to your gate. it includes tips from other travelers. it has
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similar information about dozens of airports. it also has weather information. if cancellation is 0.2 of an ogoing to amount to a overnight stay there is an ad for hotels--an app. >> iphone tracks flight based on locations where the driver was to leave from the airport to ensure an on time pickup. >> karin caifaa kron 4 news. >> a foot of snow falling in maine snow fell for 16 hours yesterday's. >> because state officials to close for the day. snowplows were busy trying to clear the streets. maine state police said there were a few fender benders nothing
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too serious. >> forecasters say some areas of central made to have to feed and snow by the time is no move to the north east. >> we also have fresh powder here in the sierra nevada and live look in the bay area closer here. looking at the bay bridge and the golden gate bridge on the right. erica has a look at our weather here. any more snow or rain on the way? >> not to day and anny. we could get freezing fog this weekend. maybe a couple of inches. as of right now our temperatures show it is cold and the bay area. 45 in san francisco. upper '30's in san jose. concord at 36 degrees 40 in san carlos. tipsters much color compared to yesterday's. clouds will streaming to the bay area
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ahead of the system. we can see it on satellite and radar. this is the moisture sitting offshore. i have been looking at the models there is some disagreement. yesterday's model show the clearly defined ban. the most recent graphics cannot show that. futurecast 4 is set for 8:00 a.m. we see mostly cloudy skies. i do not think you will need your when joy wipers.windshield wipe >> we could see a pop of shower as we head into 9:00 tonight. the system is running parallel to the coast line. we could see light rain mill before pacifica, half moon bay. maybe close to moderate. i do not think we will see much in the bay area. maybe for sonoma are napa county. the interior valleys cover may dry. some of this could
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start move into and as we head into the overnight hours. saturday potential light rain in the san jose area. that should be out of our hair as we head into the afternoon. >> afternoon highs for today 514 antioch and concord. fairfield 49 degrees. your sierra forecast show temperatures are 10 degrees below normal. it will be a cold one. as of now we do not have any change restrictions--chain. as we had into the latter part of the weekend it will be a dry one. as we head into the middle of next week we ramp up the chance for showers again. it looks like a 30-50 percent chance. we will continue to monitor your forecast.
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>> in the traffic center it is quiet. a lot of people have the day off. there is a handful of cars at the approach to the bay bridge toll plaza. most of traffic coming from the east shore freeway. some top speeds up the incline and across the upper deck. >> the san mateo bridge westbound traffic moving well no problems in the east bound directions for those of you going to hayward. >> south bound 101 the golden gate bridge there are reconfiguring the lanes. traffic is moving well. a lot of space between cars. as a return to the traffic maps no delays for the east shore freeway. >> westbound 24 a little bit of yellow approaching the caldecott tunnel. speeds down to 40 m.p.h.. the green on your roadway censors indicates speeds over 50 mi. per hour. anny. >> thank you erica. in
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sports news the davidfales completed 33 of 43 passes for three months and 95 yds and two touchdowns as no. 24 san jose state completed a comeback season with a win over bowling green in the military bolt. >> the spartans finished 11- 2 in are in the national rankings for the first time since 1975. >> they capped the year with a seven game winning streak for their first 11 win season since 1940, a remarkable turnaround for a program that was just one- 12th just two years ago and led colorado to hire away coach mike mcintyre earlier this month. >> final in this game the score is 29-20 san jose state. >> project organizers say the eight men out privately funded project is the largest of its kind about four times larger than the eiffel tower in paris. it
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will sparkle every hour on the hour. the project is suspected to be finished on mars fit in will be in place for two years. it will only be visible from the north side of the bridge it will not be visible to those driving on the bridge. >> the california highway patrol is beginning its d.u.i. and forth for the holiday weekend tonight at 6:00 it will last tuesday. chp is conducting driver's license and sobriety checks in san leandro, hayward, san raphael, fairfield, some sun city, and cupertino and east palo alto. >> this enforcement. follows 151 d.u.i. arrest over the past holiday weekend. the chp reminds drivers always use the designated driver and always to wear a seatbelt. >> here is a live look outside at the san a tale bridge. >> coming up on the kron 4 morning news the morning and entertainment headlines. >> a reminder to catch dr.
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phil right after the kron 4 morning news at 10:00 a.m.. we will be right
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welcome back. the time in 4:54. >> is patrick dempsey trading in his double for coffee apron? >> also is true rock'n'roll wedding that window in secret, and and are and be star engaged. >> elizabeth corridan as a top an attempt story in today's hollywood minute. the patrick dempsey is leading a group a seattle- based chain filed bankruptcy in october it is closing a number of from performing location. a judge must approve the sale of the store. there says he is excited about the opportunity to give hundreds of jobs and give back to seattle and becoming a
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larger part of the economic growth. could he be any mcdreamier. >> her rep conference that mr. and mrs. rock'n'roll way in your earlier this month. only a few friends and her children were in attendance. isd marriage. randy can say the boy is mi >> parade begins a the boy's mind. she is encased in a executive at a record company. for hollywood minute i am hollywoodcorridan. >> tens of thousands of people are gone and san diego to watch the 16 winner schnitzel winter nationals. >> each-teldachshuknds raced
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at a 56 ft. track $4,000 prize and the title fastest when a dog. >> oscar a brown sachshuknd from tustin, arizona was the winner. >> preparations are underway for the family and your cue ball dropped a times square in new york city. >> workers installed waterford crystal triangles in the ceremonial ball yester day. >> the ball with his 288 crystal panels will drop down at 141 ft. tall floc flagpole to usher in the new year. >> the crystal panels have those children to them for the theme let there be peace. >> coming up on the kron 4 morning news at 5:00 talks continue in washington today as the country inch closer to falling over the fiscal cliff the latest on negotiations next. >> and chang restrictions
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are lifted on rows are clearing fresnel in the sierra will have an update on conditions. >> plus many is offering free service to celebrate its 100th anniversary will have a live report as the kron 4 morning news continues into minutes
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no all and thank you for and joining us there have been three homicides and 98 minutes will have details coming up. >> the clock is ticking for a solution in washington. we are just four days away from a fiscal cliff. we was see what congress will do today. >> we are seeing an increase and cloud cover. it is a cold start outside. as we head into afternoon rain
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chances could start for the bay area. as we take a look at the numbers. it is 30 degrees in santa rosa. it is 39 currently in fremont. tomorrow morning we went may wake up to rainy weather. >> we are looking at pretty light traffic around the bay area. i do not think that we will see anything different than what we have seen all week long. right now but quick commute check shows there is a like ride through the east bay. the rest of the bay area freeways are also pretty light. >> developing this morning. three homicides in oakland to overnight. the first
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was a double shooting on 18800 block mead street in westhe 800 block of meat street in west oakland. that happened around 1 this morning. police are still on the scene investigating. then at 230 atm a stabbing in the 5800 block of walnut street. this is a developing story right now, we will keep you posted throughout the morning as more details, available. >> an 18 year-old man is in critical condition this morning after he was shot several times at the pittsburg bay. bart station. this was the scene in the parking lot where the shooting happened. police received reports of the shooting just before 7:00 last night. the victim was
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transported to john muir medical center with life- threatening injuries and that needed surgery. police have not yet located the gunmen. service was stopped last night for all 45 minutes is officers make sure that the issue was by giving away on the bart train. >> bart trains were also held in concord after reports of a man with a gun at the station. the police activity caused major delays last on the pittsburg-based point line in both the san francisco and pittsburgh directions. these reports were unrelated to the earlier shooting at the pittsburgh station service is expected to run regularly today. >> a high-stakes meeting will be held in washington this afternoon as the nation edges closer to the fiscal cliff. president obama and top congressional leaders will look for common ground to keep automatic tax
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increases and spending cuts from kicking in. if they have only four days to reach an agreement. the u.s. economy will grow over the so-called " fiscal cliff. " that's when automatic tax increases and spending cuts could take effect. retain a deal before then will not be easy. because right now, both sides are involved in a high-stakes political blame game. >> we are here in washington working while the members of a house representatives are watching movies and watching the kids play soccer and basketball and doing all kinds of things. they should be here. i told the president that i would be happy to look at whatever he proposes but the truth is we are coming up against a hard deadline here and as i said this is a conversation we should have made months ago. democrats want to
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extend the bush era tax cuts to everyone except those americans making too much and $50,000 or more a year. many republicans remain against any tax increases. >> former president george h. w. bush is still in intensive care at a hospital in houston. the former president's family is confident that he will be out of i see you soon. if the former president's chief of staff since supporters a note yesterday including this ". " he would ask me to tell you to please put the harks back in the closet. " the 88 year old has been in a hospital for more than a month, after first coming down with bronchitis. >> we will be right back.
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>> as we take a look get the weather. tomorrow we do have rain for the area. we could see like rain for the morning hours but it should be dry within saturday afternoon. as we look a head a will be generally dry as we head into monday afternoon and range chances may increase as we head into wednesday. i will have full
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details coming up. >> satellite and radar shows that the more interested in offshore and this is all that we saw this morning. as we put a future cast 4 in motion it is backing off. by 3:00 p.m. we may have light rain. remember that it is friday and a lot of you have outdoor plants. the friday and a lot of you have outdoor plants. the look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed options, reliability and ways to connect. rethink possible.
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have rain chances. the 54 for san rafael and for oakland. as we take a look at the sierra they do have freezing weather. here is a look at your 7 day around the bay forecast. if the conditions are pretty mild as we bring in 2013. >> welcome back investors are braced for a another day of
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waiting and worrying, as lawmakers fumble to find a solution to the fast approaching fiscal cliff. stock futures are stating right now, on hopes set a round of talks in washington will lead to a breakthrough in the fiscal cliff negotiations. fair to reach a deal could push the u.s. economy into recession. the cethe uncertain see has taken a toll on markets. stocks were sold off for four straight sessions as hopes for a substantial budget agreement have diminished, and all three indexes are on track to end of december in negative territory. the dow was down 150 yester day but closed down just 18 points. after work week that investors in the house of representatives would be reconvening on sunday. >> amazon has announce this
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year's holiday sales as their biggest ever. consumers purchased 306 items per cent and on their peak day this season. amazons says that customers ordered 26 and a half million items on cyber monday. that's a new record for the online retailer. amazons set another record on christmas day for digital download. the kendall continues to dominate the web sites best sellers. the kendall fire 80 tablet leading the way. >> annual research study reveals that more americans are reading e. books than paper books. the survey found the percentage of americans aged 16 and older are read any books grew seven percent this year.
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readers of paper books, on the other hand, dropped 5% this year. an overall people reading books of any kind fell 3% this year. more people are phoning the book devices or tablets of any kind. this increase 15% to a third of the american public. >> will be right back. ♪
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>> more on our developing story and oakland. it was a three homicides periods shootind street in west oakland was about 1:00 this morning. the police are still on the scene investigating this. then, at 2:30 a.m. there was a stabbing on the 5800 block of walnut street. we do have will tran live. >> the police officers have been here for all four hours and here is a picture
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that i sent. they have blocked off the street. they are focusing on where the bodies were firearm. there were two men. people are on the scene is stating that they know the gentleman. but as far as a motive and suspects they just do not have that at this time. there are walking door to door to try to talk to people in the area. i will have another update in about 15 minutes. >> caltrans has lifted change and restrictions on an estate 80 and highway 50 through the sierra near lake tahoe for the first time in days. roads are clear for now, but there is still plenty of snow off to the sites. rose on the way to topple area ski resorts are also clearing up. they are
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also reporting plenty of fresh powder on the ground. an avalanche advisory has also been downgraded from " considerable " to " moderate cold. >> there is no chains required so it is easier for you to get up there. storm tracker 4 shows you all the moisture that is sitting off shore. high pressure is in control and it is not really breaking down like we thought it would. we could see a straight showers for the sonoma county. it is certainly a possibility that we may not see any rain for some of the valley areas. 33 degrees to just above freezing for santa rosa. it is 43 currently in oakland. pleasanton is coming in at 34 degrees. >> check out santa rosa they
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are just above mild for 101. you should drive with extra caution. some areas of the delta have dropped down to less and 7 mi. for visibility. we will really wrapped up cloud cover as we head into the afternoon. for the morning our 8:00 a.m. we are not seen any moisture whatsoever. we should be dry for the morning commute. i do not think that you will have to use your windshield wipers. we did see rain chances for san francisco and most of the north bay. this is the most recent model. as we continue to pushed the clock in motion there is heavy rain that is developing offshore. >> it looks like the showers
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will taper off when you wake up in the south bay tomorrow morning. here is the looking at your temperatures for today. they're very similar like yesterday. campbell is coming in at 54 degrees and you can expect cloudy skies. fairfield is coming in at 49 and 52 degrees for pittsburg. as we turn to the north bay will be in low 50s prepared 51 degrees for the city and 52 expected four berkeley. overall there will be mild conditions into the ladder part of the week. we may see a pop a shower for monday and tuesday. >> it is 5:18 a.m.. >> it is a like an easy ride
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around the bay area. if you are now working, everyone else that may be driving is experiencing a good ride. a lot of people are still off for the holiday. we have seen very light traffic. looking at the ride to the san mateo bridge it is an easy commute. it is at 11 minutes. this is doubtful that it will be any different for the rest of the morning. here at the golden gate bridge 1 01 southbound there are no delays fro. here's a quick look at the south bay traffic map. there is plenty of green showing which indicates that speeds are at 15 mi. per 50 mi. per hour or
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slower. >> i will show you the commute through san mateo on 1 01 and interstate 280 past 92. they are also delay free. >> san francisco's community service is hitting a major milestone today and it means that you can get a free ride. to get you more news faster we will turn to mike pelton. >> merely turns 100 years old today. that will bear a lot of candles on the birthday cake erica a lot of the muni stations--it all began on december 28th 1912. they became the first publicly owned transit station. to honor their 100 years of service that will be offering free ride
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spirit that will run free rise until 5:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. here is your chance to do so if you have never rrole the muni. you can save you a few dollars today and gas. >> if you do not want to deal with the traffic on new year's eve that also be given on the rise on that day as well. >> on the bay area sports. david fales completed 33 of his 43 passes for 395 yds and two touchdowns as no. 24
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san jose state completed a comeback season with a win over bowling green in the military both. the spartans finished 11 and to an hour in the national rankings for the first time since 1975. they capp the year with a seven game winning streak for the first 11-win season since 1940, a remarkable turnaround for a program that was 1-12 just two years ago and led colorado to hire away coach mike macintyre earlier this month. the final for the game was 29-28 san jose state. >> and a reminder, the bay area's favorite way to bring in the new year is always with kron 4. if the biggest partisan's spectacular fireworks will all be on
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kron 4 urs new year's allied show. it will be hosted by catherine he nan and gary radnich. kron 4 urs and new year's eve live was started 1130 on new year's day. >> will be right back.
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>> welcome back. the time is now 5:25 a.m.. many people
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in the midwest and the north east are waking up to snowy conditions this morning, having to dig out of their cars for the morning commute. it >> arkansas is waking up without electricity. more than 160,000 customers are in the dark. utilities say some customers could be without power into the new year. that has some people scrambling to find one places to stay in sub- freezing temperatures a bout of freezing rain is forecast for today, and that could delay the restoration of power service even longer. this storm covering several states is now blamed
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for a lease 16 deaths. >> secretary of state hillary clinton is heading back to work next week. clinton has been working from home while recovering from a concussion she suffered after fainting while fighting a stomach virus. her return to the state department is likely to be good news for capitol hill. clinton will testify next month before the congressional committee on the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> retired general norman schwarzkopf has died. he gained national attention in 1991 when he led operation
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desert storm which liberated kuwait after the iraq invasion. his sister says that he died of complications from complicationsfromschwarzkopf known as " storm and norman " retired the temple after serving as commander in chief of the u.s. central command there. general s chwarzkopf was 78 years old. >> will be right back.
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>> more on our developing new laws. three homicides in oakland overnight. will tran is live. >> the police have been here several hours and they're focusing on one particular house. i spoke with a man who stated that he saw whole thing. he stated that he heard over two dozen rounds fired. after the shots were fired he stated that the suspects ran away. the names of the victims have not
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been released. we do not know what the motive is behind the shooting. no suspect description has been released. >> the other big story that we are keeping track of right now is the week can weather forecast. >> storm tracker 4 shows green on the screen and that is the moisture that is currently sitting off shore. high pressure is keeping it away from us. as we take a look at the headlines there is an increasing clouds throughout the day. arrange chances will pick up later on tonight. this system has just slowed down off shore. as we head into tomorrow there is a surfeit advisory period advisories.
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>> rain may concern for the bay area as we head into the middle of next week. if the big story right now is the temperature and you concede that it is very cold outside. it is 33 degrees currently in santa rosa. it is a very frigid start for the morning. cold weather will continue into afternoon. i will walk you through future cast 4 coming up in my next report. it is now 5:32 a.m.. >> we're not saying much in the wake of the typical commute. the traffic is very light at the toll plaza. you will find that it is unusually light conditions outside. there are no delays for interstate 580 a nestle the commute is also clear. >> new this morning three officers are heard after a gunman opened fire overnight inside their headquarters
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near philadelphia. it happened in camden county. three officers were hospitalized, one of which suffered a gunshot wound. no word yet on what happens inside of the police station. >> back in the bay area. the police in bay. are continuing to investigate car crash involving a known parolee. police say it all started when officers tried to pull him over door in a traffic stop. that is when they say that he took off and ran from his car and it went into a sense. video from skyes 7-80 shows that the aftermath in the residential neighborhood. officers are continuing to search for the man. no one was injured in the accident. >> a mother who late heard
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live on the line to protect her young children is recovering this morning in an east bay hospitals. 38 year-old maria cardova still did her seven year-old twins from gunfire that erupted outside a per church in east oakland on christmas eve. oakland police are still searching for the gunman who opened fire outside of centro evangel-eestico bethel monday night. investigators say that the shooter targeted a 17 year- old boy as he left a nearby liquor store. >> authorities have identified the armed suspect shot and killed by police officers in walnut creek apartment building as a 22 year-old man. we brought this story live to you from the scene on the kron 4
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morning news yesterday. officers reported to a 911 call in which someone was screaming in the background. police say the they were forced to fire at " anthony banta jr."who was pronounced dead at the scene. they have not release any other details about the confrontation. there were no other injuries and a board is are not looking for any other suspects. >> prosecutors sent new that have filed charges against two uc berkeley law students accused of killing eight and decapitating an exotic bird a loss vegas resort. police arrested 24 year-old justin teixeira and 24 year-old eric cuellar back in october. authorities say
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that the to where sandblasting and throwing the body of a dead helmeted ginny-fowl like the ones you see here. this was at the flamingo resort wildlife habitat. teixeira was charged just that with felony killing of another person's animal among other torture and cruelty counts. cuellar was charged with engaging in animal cruelty. both men are due in court in february. >> we will be right back.
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>> welcome back. in national >> police in new york are searching for a woman they say pushed a man to his death on a subway platform. witnesses say that the woman was talking to herself and pacing on the seven train platform and queens. they say that she pushed a man on to the tracks as the train pulled into the station and they say she ran away. police say that the man was struck by the first car and was pinned down by the
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second one. they have not identified the victim and they are canvassing the neighborhood to find video of the woman. >> the nexus are joining the investigation into the sandy hook elementary school shooting massacre. the state medical examiner will do a complete analysts of gunmen adam lands as of dna. they are not looking for anything in particular in the analyst but they are unlikely that they will find a genetic clue into lands as motive behind the shooting. genetics say that they are genetic components to mental illnesses but there may be genes involved, not just a single gene or a mutation. results of the dna analysts are not expected for several weeks. >> police say an autopsy shows that the gunman who
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killed two new york firefighters died of a self- inflicted gunshot wound to his head. autopsy showed one of the firefighters died of a single gunshot, and the other died of two shots. 62 year-old william spengler set his home and his car on fire on christmas eve morning. he then opened fire on the first two firefighters to arrive on the scene. this is video from the scene. the body found inside of the home has not been identified. police believe that it is his sister. the gunman also wounded two other far fires and an off-duty police officer. >> new this morning. former art the egyptian president hosni mubarak has been transferred to a military hospital after doctors found fractures in his ribs from a recent fall. mubarak is
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serving a life sentence and a carol prison for his role in the dust of protesters dorn ledgers uprising. the 84 year-old suffered a head injury and a bruised chest when he slipped in a person hospital bedroom this president hospital bethlehem this month. >> we will be right back.
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>> welcome back is 5 of 40 4:00 a.m.. top stories we are following. three homicides overnight in oakland. the first was a double shooting on the 800 block a meet street and west oakland. that happened around 1 this morning. then at 2:38 a.m., a stabbing in the 5800 block a walnut street. >> an 18 year-old man is in critical condition this morning after being shot several times at the this bird they point bart station. police received reports of a shooting just before 7:00 last night. if police have not yet located the gunman. >> a high-stakes meeting will be held in washington
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this afternoon as the nation it is closer to the fiscal cliff. president obama and top congressional leaders will look for common ground to keep automatic tax increases and spending cuts from kicking in. they have only four days to reach an agreement. the u.s. economy will grow over the " fiscal cliff. " >> what is happening right now high pressure is staying in place and it is falling down and stall in the system. it is currently 34 degrees in santa rosa. it is not a bad start for san francisco they're waking up to 43 degrees. as we take a look at the visibility map there is a dense fog forming. it is not too bad for napa and out in concord. reports of visibility down to this 3 tens of a mile. this is only the dangerous
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spot here. you may want to allow yourself a little bit of extra time. >> we are tracking the storm for you. we will not see too much moisture associated with this. we will see cloud cover that will start to run but. all the white on the screeby 3:00 p.m. most of the moisture will be sitting off shore. the shower chances will increase later on tonight into the morning. by 9:00 p.m. we may have some light rain for the shoreline. as we continue to advance the clock showers will pass through for overnight hours. >> as we take a look at the
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afternoon highs it will be a another cold one. it will be 49 degrees for fairfield and 50 and vallejo. if you are headed to the sierra as a right now we do not have any change controls in effect. they do have freezing weather. it will certainly be a cold one. these are the highs. they are below freezing and by sunday the morning low will drop down to just about one degree. bundle up and bring a lot of layers if you are going up to tahoe. >> we should be dry as we bring in 2013. >> it is now 5:48 a.m.. >> there are no hot spots and we are not tracking any delays or problems. it is a very easy ride around the bay area. the traffic is
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very light and we will not see the metering lights today. highway 92 is an easy ride east and west down.a very r eastbound and westbound. it is a 12 minute drive from hercules to berkeley. it is a 70 minute ride from coyote valley on 1 01. it is 23 minutes from novato to the golden gate bridge. >> work continues on a project at 25,000 white elite the lights to the san francisco side of the bay bridge. project organizers say that the $8 million,
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privately funded project is the largest of its kind. about four times larger than the eiffel tower in paris. the project is expected to be finished on march 5th and will be in place for two years. it will only be visible from the north side of the bridge and will not be visible to those driving on the bridge. >> a slight increase in prices today. the average for a gallon of regular gas and san francisco is $3.62 this morning. if this is up 2¢ from yesterday's average price. average prices in san jose and oakland are both up 3¢ this morning at $3.53 and $3.52. the average across california is at $3.54 this morning. >> mudslides are causing big problems for the railways in washington state. dozens ofthe y
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rare road tracks between seattle and everett. that has left commuters and shoppers scrambling to find other ways of getting between the two cities. the route has been closed to passengers service for the last 10 days, and will not reopen until monday at the earliest. >> a man in michigan sestet he is thinking of the " golden rule " when he jumped into a freeze in late to rescue a dog. during an afternoon walk with his owner, marge the dog wandered away and fell through the eyes on lake erie. his two front paws kept him from sinking in. lance eicher waded out into the icy water finally reaching bart who spent an hour and half in the frigid water. lance held him close
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before they were rescued. >> it broke and i fell in, and i was probably about three and half a foot deep. i was talking to him, and always try to keep him warm. i was trying to rub him and get some blood flowing through his body. animal control officials at the scene say aside from being co, bart is not heard. >> a reminder to catch dr. phil right after the kron4 morning news at 10:00 a.m.. we will be right back.
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>> will come back it is 5:55 a.m.. the california highway patrol is beginning its d.u.i. i enforcement for the
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holiday weekend tonight at 6:00. it will last through to set. chp is conducting driver's license and sobriety checkpoints in san leandro, hayward, simmer fell, fairfield, sues sun city, cupertino and east palo alto. this enforcement. follows 151 d.u.i. rise over the past holiday weekend. if the chp reminds drivers to always use 8 designated driver and always wearing their seat belts. >> proper reserves are underway for the famous new year's eve a live ball drop at times square in new york city. workers installed water pickford christo triangles on the ceremonial ball yesterday. the ball will have 288 crystal panels will draw down a at 141 ft. tall flagpole to usher in the new year. the crystal
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panels have adults sizzled and to them from the theme " let there be peace. " >> coming up on kron 4 news there were three homicides and we will have the details coming up there will the last minute meeting in washington and we hope that it will be a solution for the fiscal cliff. they are set to mitmeet in three hours. will have details on the free ride on the muni. we will be right back.
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